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OL_JR

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JR'S Hunting log 2017
« on: September 25, 2017, 10:55:05 PM »
     Been a pretty slow season to date but fun nonetheless.  Started off with the annual sheep hunt and found a pretty decent band of Rams but couldn't find a good play on them.  Hoping for the long game to play out better with a return trip and the band moving to more hospitable grounds.  The sign says they've been there however it's a long shot if they'll be there.  We needed them to move a matter of a few hundred yards but nope...

      The elk hunting has hit off to a slow start.  I missed the opening week for the sheep and now it's a waiting game for the elk to come back to the places I can hunt.  It's been a good thing though as it's given me a chance to see how the boy responds to the game that is elk hunting around here.  Little action at times and blisters in the boots but no slowing down.

      Thanks for the kind words on the spotter Greylynx,  the hunting partner would be the owner and it's the razor hd from Vortex.  Pretty good glass and have been pretty impressed with it so far.  Saves some miles when you can get that definition.  I'm positive we would have wasted time getting closer to rams that weren't legal without it.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2017, 09:34:40 PM by OL_JR »
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Re: JR'S Hunting log 2017
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 05:32:01 PM »
Thanks for the pictures JR.  The resolution in those optics you have is absolutely remarkable

Any problem with the authorities?

The government sends all kinds of half ton cowboys in late August from all over to try and catch sheep hunters and nail them with anything.

But, as one undercover officer once told me, most of his sheep work is done out of season.

Meanwhile back at the ranch.... guess what is happening with no half ton cowboys :o.





« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 05:35:44 PM by greylynx »

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Re: JR'S Hunting log 2017
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 06:14:43 PM »
Nice pics JR, keep at em and keep up the post.
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Re: JR'S Hunting log 2017
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 10:16:31 PM »
      Little update to the log.  No elk down yet.  Had a bit of action but the only thing that crossed the path within range was spiker bulls which aren't legal here. 
     Trying to remember to get the phone handier on the fly for pics on some of these hunts as the boy had a pretty good episode working the decoy on a spiker weekend before last, look on his face was priceless🙂.
     More recently the elk have gone left and hanging out in their "safe space" but that only lasts so long.
      We've filled a couple afternoons with grouse and that's always fun.  This weekend is back after sheep.  Don't prefer these later season pup tent hunts but the itch must be scratched.
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Re: JR'S Hunting log 2017
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 07:51:35 AM »
Thx JR
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Re: JR'S Hunting log 2017
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 03:06:44 PM »
Somethings not right here JR,  kid's processing wild birds they got for themselves. ;) Good for you, reminds me of my two daughters at their age. As a matter of fact this is what happens when you do this kind of thing. My 21 year old called me from collage last night and said" Dad I'm coming home this weekend and where going bird hunting" See what will happens when you expose young kids to this kind of stuff, be careful.

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 07:20:28 PM »

Thanks for the pictures JR.

Deja Vu for greylynx.

My mother, who grew up the dirty 30s, used to make me pluck every feather off a grouse when I was 10 to 18.

I grew lazy when I moved away from home and just put my feet on the wings and kept the breast and drum sticks for stir fry.

Now that I am a geezer, I pluck the feathers for fly tying, and cook that grouse just like mom did.

What goes around comes around I guess.  :)

Thanks again.


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Re: JR'S Hunting log 2017
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 07:17:07 PM »
        Ended up putting some meat in the freezer on the last weekend of November and the wife decided to take a doe on the last day.  Never got any sightings or trail cam pics of anything real big. 

        Had a wide young deer on camera that I ended up crossing paths with on a couple occasions with him getting the pass.  I thought it would be a perfect deer for the wife to go after as a P.B. so she sat for him over 2 full days in the stand and let a few little bucks walk but he never showed.  I was hoping he would stick around the same area but ya never know during the rut. 
        The last weekend the wife was sitting in the same stand again over a mile from me and in between us you could hear the hillbilly hunting going on with trucks and quads etc.  I was hoping it would go her way with possibly some never seen deer getting pushed towards her but in the end that wide young deer was in the mix and ventured over to my shooting lane.  It had been decided that enough deer had walked in the last number of years.
         On the last day a good friend of mine was gracious enough to take my wife out for a last kick at the can.  She picked the hunting spot and method and he lended guidance when the deer started to show themselves.  There is an abundance of does in the particular area so when a nice healthy doe that didn't have any young gave an opportunity she let the 7mm-08 bark.  By the time I got home the deer was hanging gutted and skinned thanks to some assistance from my buddy and his dad.  Felt pretty proud to have such an awesome wife and such good friends.
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Re: JR'S Hunting log 2017
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2017, 08:20:49 PM »
Good stuff JR, nothing wrong with that whitetail nice unique rack to it.

Congrats to momma on the good eats as well.

Looks like some good blackstrap and sausage meat for you guys this winter.

Thx for sharing.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2017, 09:31:32 AM »
Some nice deer there, congrats.